Order from Chaos

Theatre (music, physical theatre)

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  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


'She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it's not the same. She's remembering, not hearing it.' Jay grew up on music. Underground dance, classical, everything in between: she was obsessed, lost in a world of rhythms and melodies alongside her brother Riley. But Jay is losing her hearing. It deteriorates, her perception of sound distorts and she loses her grasp on what she values most. Passion, youth and love explored through music and sign language, Order From Chaos tells the story of a teenager reconnecting with her passion after believing she never could again.

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Up a large flight of stairs and through a narrow corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 5 August, 7 August, 9 August, 12 August, 14 August, 16 August, 19 August, 23 August, 21 August, 3 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Rachel Hardie 94 days ago

A really powerful show - I’ve got a deaf brother and it made me think. Very impressive acting, dancing, production and energy

Beyondsane 97 days ago

“Thought-provoking and real”. We were taken on an emotional journey through club tracks and physical theatre, to appreciate the peaks of musical passion and the impact of escalating hearing loss. .A rare glimpse at what it means when the unthinkable happens........,,,

Harry Borden 98 days ago

Incredibly moving. This was the best thing we saw at this years Festival.

Melanie Morris 98 days ago

A moving and powerful show - made extra special by the lead girl who was fantastic - a thought provoking must see

Keith Baxter 100 days ago

Wow! A powerful fusion of spoken word, mixed media, music and dance set against a powerful tale with social relevance. Don't miss it.

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 87 days ago

A truly original and thoughtful piece...

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 87 days ago

Fifty-five minutes of pure joy, and at points, tear-jerking solemnity....

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Kris Hallett (3/5 stars) 91 days ago

The Fringe needs an audience to take a punt on the new and the unknown if it is to continue to thrive. You could do worse than take a chance on this.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

If the legacy of colonialism is a huge theme in Edinburgh this year, then no show on the Fringe addresses that legacy, and Scotland’s involvement in it, more directly than Mara Menzies’s Blood And Gold, a glittering, beautiful and disturbing one-hour monologue by one of Scotland’s leading theatre artists of...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

Jay has inherited a love of dance music from her brother, Riley – it’s her great obsession, researching and imagining the raves of the 1990s, burning CDs and using her brother’s decks when he’s not around. However, due to her degenerative hearing loss, she is forced to develop a new...

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The Student (5/5 stars) 100 days ago

Order from Chaos is a dynamic, compelling exploration of how the experience of deafness and being a teenager can clash and be reconciled. Khan’s thoughtful writing and direction, authentically portrayed by Baglin and Beale, communicate a triumphant message of human resilience and adaptability that needs to be heard and seen, by all.

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